Girl

A girl is any female human from birth through childhood and adolescence to attainment of adulthood when she becomes a woman. The term may also be used to mean a young woman.

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Famous quotes containing the word girl:

    it’s just that I see love as odd as wearing shoes—
    I never wanted to marry a girl who was like my mother
    And Ingrid Bergman was always impossible
    Gregory Corso (b. 1930)

    I never felt I could give up my life of freedom to become a man’s housekeeper. When I was young, if a girl married poverty, she became a drudge; if she married wealth, she became a doll. Had I married at twenty-one, I would have been either a drudge or a doll for fifty-five years. Think of it!
    Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906)

    This girl borrowed no dim light of a star
    Nor ever night held her in a dark mesh,
    A slim bloom she stood of the first larkspur,
    A wind of spring fluttered in her white flesh.
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)